Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals. The 11s – those vertical lines that appear between your brows – result from muscle contractions.
When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.
What is Botox?
BOTOX® is a simple, nonsurgical treatment, a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
Micro-BOTOX® treats the finer, smooth muscles which are responsible for pore size, as well as oil and sweat production. It is also capable of reversing the inflammatory process that causes acne.
As a result, skin appears smoother with a subtle “face-lift” effect which lasts for about 4 months.
With a tiny micro-needle, a small amount of BOTOX® is injected superficially, all over the face.
The needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is used, the discomfort associated with the treatment is minimal, and most patients cope well with the pre-procedure “ice” treatment that numbs the treated area. There is no downtime and you can resume normal activities immediately.
Amazed the crowd with a matt, pore-less looking face that gives you a more youthful and pleasant appearance with Micro-BOTOX®.
What to Expect After Botox Treatment?
For the first 2 to 3 hours after treatment, take it easy and do not rub the treated area. After that, you can return to your regular activities. It can take 3 to 4 days before you notice an effect from the Botox. The full effect may take up to 1 week. The results may last from 3 to 4 months on average but sometimes up to 6 months. After that, you will begin to see the wrinkles return.
Who Should Not Receive Botox?
People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease should not use Botox.
Activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.